August 26, 1951 – March 16, 2019
It is with sadness that the family announce the passing of Earl James St John.
After a short battle with cancer Earl was called up home. He was predeceased by his parents Wilfred Earl and Theresa Marie, brother in law John Clouston and his in-laws Willard and Thelma Nordmarken.
Earl leaves behind his loving wife of 24 years and 3 months, Gale; children Jamie (Wes) and Gordon St John; stepchildren Aaron (Jenny) Franks, Rory (Michelle) Franks and Curtis vanDyk; grandchildren Karl Jr., Hannah, Paige, Caleb, Willard and Sarah; his siblings Evelyn (Bazil), Morris (Sarah), Sandra (Eugene) and June (John-deceased), aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and dearest friends.
Earl enjoyed hockey (his favourite team- Montreal Canadiens), curling, pool, fishing, softball and he found a new love – Black Powder. He worked as a truck driver, but his main occupation was working in the shingle mills both as sawyer and packer. He had a special love for animals, but his favourite was his cat “Miley”. He loved people in general, but he had a special kind of love for his grandchildren, that just can’t be explained.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, March 30th, 2019 – 1 pm at Grace Point Ministries – 3072 – 4th Avenue, Port Alberni. Fellowship to follow. If so desired, donations in Earl’s memory may be made to the SPCA, West Coast Rangers or Grace “Rest In Peace Earl”
To send a condolence to the family please visit www.yatesmemorial.ca. Yates Memorial Services 250-723-5859.
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